Akira Naka is a Japanese designer who launched his brand POESIE in 2006. Naka spent most of his youth living in the US where he worked with a tailor that helped spark his love of fashion design. He studied at the Royal College of Fine Art Antwerp and was later chosen to be a part of the Hyeres International Mode Festival. In Antwerp, Naka studied with a top kit designer, but decided to move back home to Japan in 2006. After returning home he launched his brand POESIE, and shortly after changed the name to AKIRA NAKA. Naka is best known for its European influence and beautiful tailoring.